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Curves Kent WA - East
10429 S.E. 240th
Kent, WA
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Healthy You Fitness and Health
(253) 639-3965
27647 121st Pl Se
Kent, WA
(800) 615-7352
10429 SE 240th St
Kent, WA

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Kent Swim and Tennis Club
(253) 852-7620
25821 Woodland Way S
Kent, WA
Kent Low Income Housing Project
(253) 630-9462
12910 SE 273rd Pl
Kent, WA
Chelese Longwith Fitness Instr
(253) 638-1812
23649 126th Pl Se
Kent, WA
Female Fitness Connection
(253) 631-9587
11840 Se 236th St
Kent, WA
Contours Express
(253) 639-9933
13003 SE Kent Kangley Rd
Kent, WA
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12922 SE Kent Kangley Road
Kent, WA
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Interval Training for Inline Skaters

By Barry Publow

A practice session of the Toronto Inline Skating Club

Jade Pauley leads the way at a Toronto Inline Skating Club practice, followed by Scott Pauley, Jesse Pauley, Morgan Williams and Herb Gayle.

Photo: Peter Doucet, Speed Skate World

Competing in a marathon is a lot like competing in a 10K. The pace changes often with periods of relaxed skating punctuated by hard surges as skaters chase breakaways or go on fliers of their own.

To be successful under these conditions, you need three things: endurance, acceleration, and the ability to recover.

Endurance will get you to the finish line; acceleration will allow you to keep up with surges in the pack; and the ability to recover will allow you to get the rest you need between surges.

One of the best tools for developing these skills is interval training.

Here are two interval workouts especially designed to prepare skaters for marathons:

Workout No. 1

  • warm up: 5 minutes at a constant pace, then 5 minutes progressing to race pace in the final minute.
  • 4 reps of 5 minutes at 80-85 percent effort with 3 minutes active recovery (very slow skating) between each.
  • rest - 8 minutes
  • 2 fartleks (variable speed interval) of 10 minutes each with 2-3 minutes rest.
  • rest - 3 minutes
  • 5 100m sprints with 90 seconds rest between them
  • cooldown: 10 minutes

Workout No. 2

  • warm up: 5 minutes at a constant pace, then 5 minutes progressing to race pace in the final minute.
  • 2 minutes on at 90 perent effort, followed immediately by 1 minut...

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